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Introduction to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Dorner

This is an introduction to using spreadsheets for people who have never used a spreadsheet or who just want to refresh their memory about the basics. We'll cover how to move around, entering data and performing basic calculations. The focus will be on learning the concepts...

Institutional Team Web Conference

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Terry Meisenbach

Meeting of all members of state eXtension Institutional Teams. Please join us! This month we're focusing on "Starting or Jump Starting Your Institutional Team". We'll be sharing ideas that everyone can use to reinvigorate or bring new teams forward! Join us the...

Developing Aquaculture Courses in Moodle

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Vanessa Weldon

This presentation will go over the current online courses being developed for the Freshwater Aquaculture eXtension community, and how to develop a course using the Moodle in eXtension.

We Want You For the Military Families Learning Network

Friday, August 26, 2011 at 8:00 am EDT - Presented by Anne Adrian, Kyle Kostelecky, Sarah Baughman

Introduction to Military Families Learning Network with Department of Defense. The PowerPoint SlideSet for this session is

Stop Broadcasting and Start Having a Conversation

Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Dorner

Social media tools are best suited for TWO-WAY communications, and brands don’t converse. In this session we will discuss how Extension professionals can and do use social media for engaging and collaborating with their audiences; not to establish brand awareness, but to...

Writing Discoverable Online Content

Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Craig Wood, Amy Hays

It is no longer enough just to offer online content. The tremendous competition for the online customer base makes getting discovered in search engines harder and harder. To be competitive, the content must be unique, compelling, and useful — that is, content that evokes a...

PowerPoint: Friend or Foe?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Brian Wibby

PowerPoint has the potential to be a powerful "friend”, but we’ve all witnessed bad PowerPoint presentations that diminished the quality and effectiveness of a speaker’s communication. Participants will leave this workshop knowing the pitfalls of bad PowerPoint...

Working Effectively With Your Processor

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm EDT - Presented by Lauren Gwin

On this webinar, we will focus on how livestock producers can work with meat and poultry processors and each other to make more effective use of existing processing facilities. • Kathleen Harris of the Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company will discuss the...

Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup - August 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Beth Raney

An opportunity for state Question Wranglers who help with questions submitted via Ask an Expert by the public at, to get familiar with your role, the tools available to make it easier, and share experiences & tips. (for eXtension Question Wranglers)...

Fixing Low Performing Content

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Craig Wood, Amy Hays

How does your CoP determine which content is low performing or high performing? How do you find duplicate content? How do you know where to start and how do you improve that content? Fixing low performing content will answer all those questions and more as we work through a...

For Youth, For Life CoP

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by John A. (Tony) Cook, Jerri Caldwell Hammonds

All eXtension users interested in eXtension youth content are invited to join the For Youth, For Life Community of Practice for updates and a work session on current activities.

Preparing eXtension CoP Budget

Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michelle Giddens

This session will review the documentation required for your CoP Application request. The session will focus primarily on the budget and budget narrative, required signatures and time frames involved in the process. Dennis Shannon, Financial Specialist in the Institute of...

Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Henrietta Ritchie-Holbrook, Lawrence Lippke

The conversion to Drupal from MediaWiki as eXtension's content management system is now complete. This session will demonstrate how to use this new system to create articles, FAQs, and news to be published to eXtension's public website, as well as show how this tool can be...

2011 Systems Science Grantsmanship Workshop

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 8:30 am EDT

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture in cooperation with University of Tennessee AgResearch Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 8:30 - 4:00 EDT Knoxville, Tennessee OR Webcast live The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE), the Specialty Crop...

Secrets of a Successful and Effective Facebook Page

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Peter Tögel

Having a Facebook presence is something that is a MUST for large and small Universities alike. What elements help you to build up large followings and what can Universities do to emulate the success of others? How can Facebook help you reach new audiences – or reach old...